from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See union shop.
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- n. A business or industrial establishment whose employees are required to be union members as a precondition to employment.
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- n. a company that hires only union members
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In so far as the closed shop is necessary as a means to reasonable conditions of employment, it will not be immoral, as against either the non-unionist or the employer.
Every broken strike in recent years, every legally plundered trades-union treasury, every closed shop made into an open shop, has driven the members of the working-class directly hurt over to socialism by hundreds and thousands.
But the sign over the closed shop simply read Nihonto.